Alien Resurrection

Corrected entry: When the guy in the wheel chair shoots the alien above him, it drips blood on him and yet this blood which earlier in the film was capable of buring through the floor barely marks him.

Correction: Reactions of acids with metals and organic materials do occur at different rates; what is shown in the film is realistic. Note too that Vriess' clothes (he's the mechanic) and skin are oily, which will also help slow down contact between the acid and more delicate organic molecules.

jle

Corrected entry: When Gediman is rambling about the queen's new 'perfect mutation', he fails to realize how imperfect it actually is when compared to its normal state. Instead of cranking out hundreds of eggs in a short amount of time which can lead to a huge army being built in a matter of months, now the queen has to spend countless hours straining and suffering while trying to force out an awkward, bumbling monster that attacks her on sight. Hardly a situation that I would describe as 'perfect'.

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Correction: Gediman obviously does not consider the relatively low birth-rate to be important, the mutation is perfect by his personal criteria. Others may disagree with his opinion, but it is (at most) an error on the part of the character, not a movie mistake.

J I Cohen

Corrected entry: When the crew first meets Purvis, the guy with the alien inside him, Ripley explains to what the thing is. If you look over her left shoulder during this you can see a crew member moving around and eventually ducking behind a counter.

Correction: That's not a crewmember - it's Johner (Ron Perlman)

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Corrected entry: When the Betty crew and Ripley are swimming through the cafeteria and open up that hole which leads to a room with a lot of eggs. You can see a face hugger jumps on Ripley and she goes under the water and yanks the thing off. If you watch closely, you can see the tail that the face hugger uses to choke you with rips off - wouldn't acid blood come out of it? Someone said that in Aliens, Bishop does an Autopsy on one of the facehuggers and determines that the blood oxidises on reaction with oxygen in the air to produce the "acid" - as the above instance happens this reaction won't take place. However, this is wrong - the point of what he says is that oxidising neutralises the acid, it doesn't create it.

Correction: Ripley rips the tail off while she is underwater, which would have somewhat neutralized the acid. Plus, considering that Ripley's own blood has acidic properties, her skin is probably resistant enough to the alien blood to not cause her any damage.

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Corrected entry: When Ripley and the others find the one miner alive, wouldn't his glasses have been broken by or at least damaged by the force of the facehugger attaching itself to him?

Correction: He didn't have the glasses on when he was facehugged. He only put them on after he got free.

Corrected entry: When the hybrid Ripley finds the lab with all the failed 'Ripley/Alien' mutants, the grossly mutated Ripley she finds strapped to the table pleads with her: "kill me", etc. Now, if the scientists had to teach the hybrid Ripley to talk after they got the alien specimen they wanted, why would they also teach the reject to talk, especially to beg for her own death? I don't think the idea about residual memory holds true in this case; because then wouldn't the hybrid Ripley have the power of speech without the instruction of the scientists?

Correction: Ripley didn't really need the scientists help to learn how to talk, she regains all her speech abilities beyond what they retaught her. Presumably, the weeks or months old reject would have remembered basic language skills.

Corrected entry: If the newborn has acid for blood, (as it presumably does) wouldn't it make the hole in the window bigger as it was sucked through?

Correction: The newborn may not have had acid blood at all. Even if it did, if you look closely, there is some skin being sucked out of the hole that protects the edges of the hole from the blood.

Corrected entry: When the flesh alien is born, it manages to kill the queen with a single swipe which knocks its jaw off, but in Aliens the queen was able to take a huge pounding from a Cargo lifter and not look hurt.

Correction: The newborn is extremely strong, probably stronger than the cargo lifter. This is shown when he effortlessly closes the door on the Betty. With strength like that, it would have no trouble killing the queen.

Corrected entry: Early in the film, the pirate captain comments that he knows this is a dodgy operation, because it is in "unregulated space", which implies an out of the way star system. Then at the end of the film we find they are only three hours from Earth, with no suggestion of any hyperdrive etc.

Correction: The Auriga is seen at 1 point going past Jupiter, we know this due to Jupiter's famous 'red spot', so 'unregulated space' could be somewhere in between Saturn and Pluto.

Corrected entry: At the end Ripley has to cut her hand in order to burn through the glass, and the alien gets sucked out. But Ripley manages to hold onto the cargo nets with both hands OK without them burning through. She also holds onto Call without burning her either...

Correction: This would be possible because in the movie they show her put a knife through her hand and the cut heals very quickly. So when she grabs the cargo nets and Call her hand would have been healed.

Corrected entry: When Ripley asks how they made her, they tell her that they used blood samples from where she died. In the last Alien movie (Alien 3) she clearly fell backwards into a vent of molten lead, leaving no blood behind.

Correction: In the previous movie, when she reaches the prision the doctor does some tests, one of which involves taking a blood sample.

Continuity mistake: Ripley kills the alien in the corridor after it has killed the first member of the Betty crew but there is no melting of decks or bulkheads from the creature's acidic blood. Also, the Betty crew seem unaffected by all the acid. (00:46:00)

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Call: I can't believe you did that.
Ripley 8: Did what?
Call: You killed it. It was like killing one of your own kind.
Ripley 8: It was in my way.

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Trivia: Sigourney Weaver actually makes the basketball shot. Even though the ball is out of shot for a second, she made the shot with no assistance.

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